Biography, Education and Areas of Interest & Responsibility – Mary


Mary Kollmer Horton joined the McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) in 2020 with affiliations in both Educational Programs and the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics.  Dr. Horton has over twenty-five years of experience working with medical and graduate students in the areas of academic and professional development.  She has presented nationally on physician scientist training as well as on graduate and professional student success and wellness, and is passionate about shepherding students toward success.  She welcomes students to come visit her!


Dr. Horton holds two master degrees in Sociomedical Sciences (MPH) and Psychiatric Epidemiology (MA) and a doctorate in interdisciplinary humanities studies in the areas of medical history, philosophy of medicine and sociology of education. 

Areas of Interest & Responsibility

Her scholarly interests include:  the use of humanities in health professional education, psychiatric history, gerontology, and student success and wellness.  She is a 2022 Health Education Fellow in the Office of Educational Programs. 

Students are welcome to schedule individual meetings with Dr. Horton to discuss scholarly interests, opportunities, and how to investigate interests.